Also contains interesting stuff about the military importance of the moon as well Secret History of Silicon Valley - YouTube In this lecture[,](nowhere “#science #technology #history #usa #military #coldwar”) renowned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank presents how the roots of Silicon Valley sprang not from the later development of the silicon semiconductor but instead from the earlier technology duel over the skies of Germany and secret efforts around (and over) the Soviet Union. merci à @[Krugor](/u/krugor)
Stalin and the Struggle for Democratic Reform by Grover Furr Grover Carr Furr III (born April 3, 1944) is an American professor of Medieval English literature at Montclair State University, but is best known for his books and articles on the history of the USSR under Joseph Stalin, particularly the 1930s[.](nowhere “#socialism #history #russia #ussr #stalin #groverfurr” )
De telles alliances sont aujourd’hui indispensables pour défendre la vie sur terre, et de nombreuses stratégies sont possibles : réinventer des modes de contestation en
inaugurant de nouveaux rituels collectifs, comme l’a fait Starhawk, ou internationaliser les luttes comme le fait par exemple le mouve-ment international pour les droits de la nature comme terre mère, initié par des changements de constitution en Bolivie et en Équateur qui ont reconnu les droits de la Terre Mère Pachamama inspirés d’une forme de culte andin. Mais ce sont les autochtones eux-mêmes qui nouent des alliances transnationales entre eux, que ce soit aux Nations unies ou dans leurs sites d’occupation comme Standing Rock.
#internet vs #blockchain Revolution: New Concepts, Valuation Methods and Timing (Part 4)
This article is part of the Internet vs Blockchain Revolution Series. If you are interested in reading the other articles, check out this post.Emergent technologies enable new concepts and business models that were not possible or practical before. These new concepts and business models often take time to be validated and require new methods of valuation. As the Internet Revolution has shown us, timing is very important for these new concepts and models to succeed in emerging markets.The Emergence of New Concepts:New concepts that appeared with the development of the Internet and BlockchainNew technologies have the potential to create new concepts and business models, allowing for new markets to emerge. For example, the Internet allowed for the emergence of new concepts such as (...)
A global hub for entrepreneurshipLooking at Cypress MountainIf you were unaware of Vancouver’s prowess in #technology you could be forgiven. After all, many who live here don’t realize the depth of the technology foundation that has been developed here over the last several decades.Outside of Hootsuite, Plenty of Fish and a few other local high profile names, tech in many ways flies under the radar. That’s not because it’s not here, but rather many in the space go about their business in the typical unassuming Vancouver manner.However, the foundation of the tech industry has a visible presence. The roots of technology just like in Silicon Valley, are in many ways byproducts of long term government financing and support through research institutions.These research institutions were developed (...)
“The Paris Pneumatic Clock Network” (synchronizing public clocks with compressed air)
“The Paris Compressed-Air Power Network” (the network creating and distributing compressed air)
Wonderful pictures and very interesting and extremely detailed texts.
Le réseau avant l’heure : la Poste pneumatique à Paris (1866-1984), Anne-Laure CERMAK, Elisa LE BRIAND, n°6 des Cahiers pour l’histoire de La Poste, mai 2006, 210 p.
#internet vs #blockchain Revolution : Early Successful Products (Part 1)
This article is part of the Internet vs Blockchain Revolution Series. If you are interested in reading the other articles, check out this post.The early successful products during the Internet and Blockchain Revolution were the ones that abstracted the technicalities of the technology and provided convenience to the early adopters. This article will go over the origin of the Internet and discuss some of the products that quickly became popular during the early technological cycle.Time Magazine Cover: The Information SuperHighway (1993), Coming Soon to Your TV ScreenInterestingly in the early days of the Internet, the large firms, including Microsoft and Comcast, had a wrong focus and believed that the future was on TV and the Information SuperHighway, the idea of an interactive Smart (...)
#internet vs #blockchain Revolution : Origins of Disruptive Companies (Part 2)
This article is part of the Internet vs Blockchain Revolution Series. If you are interested in reading the other articles, check out this post.Looking back at the Internet revolution, the founders of a lot of disruptive companies didn’t necessarily had business in mind first but came from various backgrounds, such as hobbyists, researchers from universities, hacker channels, and ex-employees of successful companies. This list is not exhaustive, but we will go through some examples.HobbyistThe origin of Yahoo began as a hobby, in which Jerry Yang and David Filo, Ph.D. students at Stanford at the time (1994), were collecting and trading new website links during the early time of the web. After discovering Mosaic, the first web browser, the two became obsessed with the World Wide Web. At (...)
Show #376: iO! iO! iO!
On: “Matthew Worley grew up on the periphery of the punk culture, and found himself fascinated by it. Today he is a Professor of #history at the University of Reading, researching youth subcultures.” - Find Out More.
His published works include ’Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956’ (with Evan Smith), ’No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976–1984’, ’Tomorrow Belongs to Us (The British Far Right Since 1967)’ (with Nigel Copsey), ’The Aesthetic of Our Anger’ (with Mike Dines).
Late Addition to the program: DJ Meeuw on a #reggae tip. (...)
‘Software is meant to be free.’ A Brief History of Open Source
‘Software is meant to be FREE.’ A Brief History of Open SourceThe term “Open Source”, although popular now — has only been defined as an actual term since it’s inception in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The open source #software movement came from a widespread revolution, completely altering how software was developed — leading to the most commonly accepted community generated software development method — widely accepted over the last 40 years.Initially, programmers could not come up with a good name for such an unusual idea or its possible applications. Software was always developed in house, by companies and conglomerates. However, the open source methodology quickly became (and still is) the most widely used software design and development method, lending us many popular and stable software (...)
Surviving Crypto Winter — Part 2 — Blockstack and the Great Pendulum of History
Surviving Crypto Winter — Part 2 — Blockstack and the Great Pendulum of HistoryWelcome to part two of the Surviving Crypto Winter series (part one is here), where I profile companies and projects that have a shot at surviving the winds of crypto winter and thriving when dreams of spring comes again. This time I profile one of the biggest and best companies in the space, Blockstack.############################################History is a pendulum.It swings back and forth, from closed to open, complex to simple, centralized to decentralized, and then back again, an endless cycle.Everything in the world exists in a never-ending state of radical transformation. Whether it’s the relentless quantum fluctuations of particles locked in a dance of infinite probabilities, or the surge of biological (...)
Get Out of Jail Free — OMNI Early Prisoner Release in Washington State
Get Out of Jail Free — OMNI Early Prisoner Release in Washington StateThe 6th anniversary of the Washington State criminal tracking system bug resulting in early prisoner release offers an opportunity to reflect upon computer system defects, human error, process flaws, organizational mistakes, and the best principles and practices for solution delivery in the IT industry. In this blog and my upcoming book, Bugs: A Short #history of Computer System Failure, I will chronicle some important system failures in the past and discuss ideas for improving the future of system quality. As information technology becomes increasingly woven into Life, the quality of hardware and software impacts our commerce, health, infrastructure, military, politics, science, security, and transportation. The Big (...)
A Brief #history of Tokens: A journey from the Past to the Distant Future
▻https://radikal.ru/lfp/s018.radikal.ru/i525/1202/d8/78a73615128b.jpg/htmTokens have come a long way from being a fancy concept developed by computer geeks dreaming about total decentralization to a billion dollar industry involving world-leading companies like BMW and Rakuten and various governments, including India. Lately, there have been a series of developments concerning the #tokenization of various assets, ranging from stocks to art pieces and everything in between. Companies use these tokens as bonuses and loyalty points, tokenize their stocks, or some go even further by listing them on various exchanges. Is this becoming a trend? If so how did we get here and what is the next step?What are tokens used for?Regardless of what platform they work on, the concept remains basically the (...)
How to Build Your Personal Brand Like General George S. Patton
If you want to be more memorable BUILD yourself into a symbol.In business they call it a brand. BORING!In politics they may label you a caricature. INSULTING!Whereas symbols are the stuff of superheroes…“As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol… I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.” — BatmanAnd few men have become as much of a symbol as General George S. Patton Jr.“Though I may walk in the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest motherf*cker in the valley.” — PattonBecome a symbol by marching to the beat of Patton’s steps…1) What do you want? / Who do you want to be?Since Patton was a boy he loved reading about the great heroes and battles of #history and like most boys he saw himself between the lines.“By perseverance, study, and (...)
The past, present, and future of TV in three minutes
This is the past, present, and future of TV in just three minutes.1960s: A family affairIt’s the 1960s and your family has gathered in the living room to watch TV. Through this tiny window, you saw the first step on the moon, the assassination of a president, and the daily life of Lucille Belle. All of this unfolded on three networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC. If you wanted to watch cooking shows all day, you were out of luck.Gather around the living room1990s: Bundles of cableIt’s the 1990s and you can now browse over a hundred cable channels. You still watch TV with your family but you spend all your time fighting over the remote. You just want to watch ESPN but Rugrats on Nickelodeon is must see TV for your kids.All this choice is giving media executives headaches. They now have to fight for ad (...)
Entre les atrocités des #soldats #Japonais et celles des soldats #Américain : #Okinawa, « pire que la mort », l’#histoire racontée par les enfants qui ont survécu à la #bataille.
Between #Japanese and #American #soldiers’ atrocities : Okinawa, “worse than death” : the #history told by children that survived the #battle.
Kiku Nakayama was 16-years-old in 1945 when she was handed two grenades by a soldier from the Imperial Japanese Army. She was told to blow herself up if she came into contact with US troops.
“Japanese soldiers told us that the American forces would rape and burn alive any women they saw. I did not have the courage to pull the pin but many of my classmates did,” says Kiku, 89. “Every day I wonder why I survived and not them.”
Outnumbered by American forces, Japanese soldiers handed out grenades to civilians describing them as “benevolent gifts from the Emperor”. Other accounts detail them using civilians as human shields, decapitating babies whose cries threatened to give away secret hiding spots and stealing food meant for women and children.
Publié le 06/05/2018
Vu le 04/06/2018
Cet article de Prabhu Silvam construit à partir des #témoignages et des #mémoires de survivants, en plus d’envisager cette période avec de nouvelles informations, il nous permet d’envisager l’île de manière #géographique en tant que location #stratégique pour la #base américaine lorsqu’il s’agit de couper les vivres ou envahir le #Japon. De plus aujourd’hui, « historiquement et culturellement », l’#île est toujours considérée comme extérieure au Japon et son gouvernement : toujours « un peu trop près de Taïwan » et « un peu trop loin » du Japon qui laisse l’île dans une situation toujours critique :
This article made by Prabhu Silvam is constructed from the #testimonies and #memories of survivors, not only does it considers this time with new information, but it allows us to consider the island #geographically, as a #strategic location for the American base when it comes to cut supply lines or invade #Japan. Moreover, today, « historically and culturally », the #island is still considered as exterior to Japan and its government : always “a little too near Taiwan” and “a little too far from” Japan which leaves the island in a still as critical as before situation:
Despite ongoing protests, the island chain hosts 70 per cent of American bases on Japanese soil. Over the years, cases of rape, murder, drink-driving and aircraft crashes committed by US personnel have continuously caused friction between the locals and its rulers 930 miles away. Repeated calls on the Japanese government to remove the bases have fallen on deaf ears.
How #scientific_publications are distributed around the world ? Is it necessary to have a critical mass of #researchers in #universities, cities and regions to have quality research ? | Comment les #publications_scientifiques se répartissent-elles dans le monde ? Faut-il une masse critique de #chercheurs dans les #universités, les #villes et les régions pour avoir une recherche de qualité ?
The first decade of #programming: Speaking in tongues
Speaking in Tongues: 1950–1960Part Two of Chapter One in a very personal #history of programmingSpeaking in tonguesIn 1957, FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation) made it possible for people to write programs by composing with human logic instead of needing to remember difficult opcodes.The way human readable (and relatable) programming languages work is by taking a concept, such as printing out something, which as we saw just above takes a dozen lines of assembly code, and abstracting⁶ that concept into one reserved word. Reserved words are not the same as binary or hexadecimal words. Reserved words are human language code words that represent whole sentences in computer words. In the case of FORTRAN the reserved word that replaces most of the assembly program above is “write”.A special program (...)
How #population drained out of the core of the old #Paris... Quantitative historical geography of the French capital.
▻http://www.newgeography.com/content/005912-the-evolving-urban-form-paris #history #urbanisme
‘Why Am I A Spinster ?’
In 1889, Tit-Bits magazine offered prizes to single, female readers who sent in the best answers to the question: ‘Why Am I A Spinster?’ Here are some highlights...
« The African Enlightenment »
(...) [Zera Yacob (1599-1692)] developed his new, rationalist philosophy. He believed in the supremacy of reason, and that all humans – male and female – are created equal. He argued against slavery, critiqued all established religions and doctrines, and combined these views with a personal belief in a theistic Creator, reasoning that the world’s order makes that the most rational option.
A écouter sur le même sujet, deux épisodes de « Mémoire d’un continent » sur Jacobus Capitein (1717-1747) :
New book Recording Village Life by the brilliant Dr. Jennifer A. Cromwell is a study of 100+ Coptic texts by the same scribe that paints a rich picture of social and economic changes during the early years of Islamic Egypt.
The question of the #surveillance of #society with public and private sectors gathering data on individuals, and the use of #computer resources and #techniques to do so, is in the headlines today more than ever. (english article)